Motichoor Ladoo is an immensely popular Indian sweet dish, often served during weddings and festivals. Made with gram flour or besan, sugar, water, and in this case, some saffron. This Indian sweet dish is vegan and completely gluten-free but may have some chopped seeds and nuts.
Prepare the sugar syrup by combining the sugar and the water. Let this boil till you get one-string consistency. It means when you take some syrup and pinch it between index finger and thumb, it should make a thread as you pull the fingers apart.
Drop the saffron in the syrup and mix.
Combine the gram flour or besan, water and baking soda to make a lump-free free flowing batter. Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
Meanwhile, heat ghee or oil in a frying pan. As it warms up, take the perforated ladle and hold it over the oil, maybe just 2 inches up. Take a tablespoon full of batter and drop it over the ladle, now simply move it over the oil so that the batter falls through the perforations.
Do not use the back of the spoon to push through the batter or it will cause bigger droplets to fall.
Fry the boondis for a couple of minutes till they puff up and become crisp.
Take them out of the oil using another perforated ladle or jhara or spider ladle and drop them in the hot sugar syrup.
Repeat till you finish up the batter. Keep turning over the boondis in the syrup so that they soak up uniformly.
Once the entire syrup has been soaked up and the boondis have puffed up, gather some in your palm and press it together. Now, form a ball and keep it aside. Make ladoos in a similar fashion with the rest of it.
Kesar Motichoor Ladoo Recipe https://speakingaloud.in/kesar-motichoor-ladoo-recipe/ August 22, 2020